Where to work & live on the go?
Some recommended places from around the world.
When traveling while working I rather stay in apartments than in hotels or hostels. Especially if I spend a couple of days or weeks at the same place. Because work is done much better if you have a big table to work on and a stable wifi.
How to choose an apartment?
Try to share the space with friends or co-workers with similar interests. If you sleep and work in the apartment, rather spend a little more per night.
- Check the reviews and pictures
- Ask for a proper Wifi connection
- Look for a big table to work on
- Try to have a separate room for everyone
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And here is my list of airbnb apartments I’ve booked in the last two years:
Vienna-style flat Casa Rembrandt — Centrally located apartment between the Danube Canal and the Augarten park. A Viennese-living-experience of the stylish kind. I spent four days in this authentic apartment to speak at DrupalCamp Vienna.
Mitte und Prenzelauer Berg
LUXX, CUBA & LEGO — The apartments from Linnen are super nice. I always try to spend my stay there if possible. You can also book directly on their website.
For UX Camp Europe, I spent some days with my friend Rahel at the LUXX apartment and for a three week summer retreat I rented the CUBA for my team from the same hosts.
The LEGO Apartment can be rent as a meeting room only as well. There is an Apple TV for presentations and a Whiteboard to brainstorm with the team:
2 Room Apartment, Paul-lincke Ufer — If you like to stay in the awesome district of Kreuzberg, this apartment is a nice stay. A very spacious and designy place close to nice cafes. The Five Elefant, Fuchsbau or the KaffeeBar are just a short walk away. Also, if you like to work in the co-working space Betahaus, it’s within walking distance!
I spent some days in this apartment to co-work with a friend and I had an awesome time.
Luxury covent garden flat — This location is so central you don’t have to spend time to travel by the tube! My whole team went to Oxford for the Smashing Conference and afterwards we made a hack week in this very central apartment in London.
Born apartment with terrace, elevator & sun — A really charming apartment in the middle of the “El Born” district. I’ve spent four days in this spacious apartment with my mom for a short “workation”.
Amazing rooftop flat & 2 terraces — A nice spacious apartment. Be prepared to travel 15 minutes by taxi to the city center, otherwise you’ll walk around 50 minutes (don’t spent more than 6 Leva for the taxi!). We rented this amazing apartment for our stay in Sofia during the WordCamp Europe 2014.
Luxury 2 bedroom flat near Dolores Park & Large 3 bedroom in Haight Ashbury — Two very well located apartments in San Francisco. Ritual Coffee is just around the corner! I’ve spent two weeks with my friend Rahel in the apartment next to Dolores Park, where I attended the HTML5 Developer Conference. Afterwards we moved to the bigger apartment at Ashbury Haight where we spent some co-working days with three friends of us. Everyone working for his own business.
Beachside studio with full kitchen — A small but very modern and clean beach studio at Waikiki. I’ve booked this lovely apartment for twelve days during my “surfworkaction” in Honolulu.
Amazing House in Palermo —An amazing house in the core of the Palermo district. There was plenty of room for everyone and Buenos Aires is just awesome! Find the best coffee in town just a short walk away at Nininas. I’ve booked this awesome house for two weeks during my work-travel trip to South America.
Byron Peace — A stylish 3 bedroom and two bathroom apartment located at the ‘quiet end of town,’ across the road from Byron Beaches and central enough for an easy walk to the lighthouse or into town. I’ve booked this stylish apartment to work & surf in Byron Bay.
Kirra Surf Apartments — Situated directly on Kirra Beach, these contemporary apartments offer a stylish base with spectacular ocean views and free private parking. There is a nice coffee place just a short walk. I’ve booked this apartment with this awesome view to work and surf around Coolangatta. With the ocean view I could check the swell at a glance and spent my time on working instead of driving around searching for a proper surf.
Note: When traveling in Australia be aware that you won’t find free wifi everywhere. Even in some apartments listed above you may pay for more than 200 mb a day. Make sure to have the wifi in your pocket with the Telstra prepaid plan (2GB for AUD $50).
I will update this list as soon as I have more to recommend. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, claim your airbnb travel credit here and read my other posts: